My favorite part of this season is finding the right gifts for the good eggs in my life. And one of the bennies of making a hand-crafted food is finding other artisans who make what they love and love what they make.
Here's what makes my holiday short list:
Filet Mignon Beef Jerky - Three Jerks Jerky
I’ll be stuffin’ the hub’s stocking full of this top-shelf top sirloin jerky. It comes in three flavors: Original, Memphis BBQ, Chipotle Adobo.
Swirl each block of fine flavored chocolate into steaming milk and you’ll have an instant hot chocolate to warm you up. Add a shot of Baileys, to put some winter in your wonderland.
Artisan Chocolates - Sixth Course
Well-balanced, rich and award-winning artisan chocolates. Some of my faves: Passionfruit Caramel, Coconut Rum, Brandied Cherry & Cracked Pepper Cordial
Goat Cheese Cranberry Shortbread Bites – Carla Hall Petite Cookies
Sweet. Savory. Tart. And a perfect match for an after-dinner cheese plate
Bacon Mayonnaise – Empire Mayonnaise
Takes fries and BLTs to the next level. The jar fits perfect in the toe of a stocking--what a delicious surprise!
McClure's Kettle Cooked Chips
A crunchy treat that comes in three pickle-inspired flavors: Garlic Dill, Spicy Pickle, and Bloody Mary Flavor. They are stellar stuffed into a sandwich for a sour crunch.
Finishing Sea Salt Sampler Gift Box – Oaktown Spice Shop
A whole world of flavors--in salt--who knew? This sampler includes: Arabian Fleur de Sel, Hawaiian Red, Cyprus Black Flake, Cyprus White Flake, Murray River Pink, Herbes de Provence Sea Salt, Applewood Smoked, and Bali Pyramid.
Dinner In Napa Gift Basket
Give a taste of Napa--great for out of town family and friends. Get a collection of hand-crafted local food products in an easy to ship gift box. Set includes an early harvest olive oil, Napa wine vinegar, red onion fig dip, handmade local pasta, and white truffle salt.
2011 Brut Rosé Sparkling – Domaine Carneros
My favorite to give and receive -- and because of the jumbo magnum size (1.5L bottle) it's even more impressive without a bag.
Hangar 1 Vodka
Just because. Proudly made in Alameda, California.
Sailor Jerry Cordial Glass Set
Add some Americana to your apertif. Each glass features a different vintage Sailor Jerry pin-up girl.
Savor Oakland Food Tours
Get a taste of Oakland’s historic 'hoods through your stomach, along with trivia-worthy facts. This makes a great gift for Bay Area visitors.
Chunky Pig (well, obviously...)
Let us know--what's on your holiday wish list?